He is a professor at the department of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles.
White Sun II, which was adjudged the Best New Age Album at the 59th Grammy Awards, has an India connection. It features Indian tabla player Abhuman Kaushal alongside kora player Mamadou Diabate, and the Punch Brothers’ violinist Gabe Witcher. The 2016 hit was put together by California-based group White Sun that comprises Gurujas, Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa and Adam Berry. The album left behind Enya and Vangelis to win the award.
Kaushal, who hails from Hyderabad, is a professor at the department of ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles. He was introduced to music by his father, who was a disciple of Ustad Amir Hussain Khan. He was trained by Ustad Sheikh Dawood and Pandit B Nandkumar. He belongs to the Farukkabad, Lucknow, and Ajrara schools of tabla, according to his biography on the university website.
Taken from Scroll.in
Abhiman Kaushal’s biography on UCLA International Institute website
White Sun’s website